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IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught:
Dante Bichette Jr
New York Yankees
Baseball American - the Mooney's Financial Rating System of baseball - has listed the Yankees as one of five organizations whose farm system had a crummy first half. Of course, this is like Arthur Anderson saying there might be a problem with Enron - (For young readers, you'll have to Google this.)Last winter, BA - as it's known in Twitter shorthand - praised the organization. It listed the top 10 Yankee prospects as:1) Mason Williams2) Slade Heathcott3) Gary Sanchez4) Tyler Austin5) Jose Campos6) Brett Marshall7) Angelo Gumbs8) Manny Banuelos9) Ty Hensley10) Rafael De PaulaRalllllph.Yep. Looking at this list, I needed to puke. Williams, Heathcott, Austin and Gumbs didn't hit a lick this season. Sanchez looks like the Second Coming of Jesus (Montero). Campos was apparently hyped excessively to mute anger over the Pineda injury. Banuelos and Hensley will miss the year. Only De Paula has pitched well, and but hey - he's old for his league, so let's not get gid...
BEST OF MAXIM
As I write this, the New York Yankees are 2.5 games behind the second Wild Card spot in the American League.In previous seasons, mentioning the Yankees in relation to the Wild Card, especially this early in the season, was unheard of. But these are the 2013 New York Yankees, a team with one of the most anemic offenses in MLB who, because of that anemic offense, puts enormous pressure...
NEW YORK -- Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer, Lyle Overbay added a grand slam and the New York Yankees snapped out of their offensive funk with an 8-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
Ivan Nova delivered another impressive pitching performance and the Yankees, held to one run each of the previous three days, stopped a three-game slide. They watched two...
After the way he handled the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks as mayor of New York City, there are few people more respected in the Big Apple than Rudy Giuliani. Conversely, there are few people who draw more ire from New Yorkers — in sports or otherwise — than Alex Rodriguez.
So how are citizens supposed to feel when Giuliani praises A-Rod?
Rodriguez currently finds himself at...
Your browser does not support iframes.A heavy downpour of rain caused some serious problems for the New York Yankees grounds crew Monday night as they tried to pull the tarp over the infield.The game was stopped in the bottom of the fourth inning when the skies opened above Yankee Stadium and forced the field maintenance team into action.As you can see, the grounds crew struggled...
The All-Star break is next week and the trade deadline is fast approaching as well. For the Yankees offensive struggles have forced them to begin to shop some of their pitchers including hard throwing reliever Joba Chamberlain. Many teams are interested but none have really named who they [...]
This year, New York Yankees players Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez will make a combined 45 million dollars, almost 20 percent of the entire salary for the Yankees. So far this year, they have played in a combined total of exactly zero games in a Yankees uniform. Both players took the field this week. The catch? One was playing in Melbourne, Florida at a place called Space Coast...
credit: Trenton Thunder
Chase, a bat retrieving dog, has passed away.
The 13-year-old golden retriever had retrieved bats and provided umpires with water for the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, the Trenton Thunder.
Earlier this year the Yankees invited the dog to Yankee Stadium and on Friday the Thunder threw a party for him.
Chase began his career with Trenton in 2002 and was...
People enjoy watching Alex Rodriguez get hit with stray fastballs. We'll not explore the reasons that might be, but it does seem to be a shared experience for many many Americans.
You would think that experience would not be shared by those close to the pitcher, who in throwing a bean-ball has damaged either his statistical rating or his personal reputation.
But there is one...
Ivan Nova (3-2, 4.09 ERA) is back on the mound after the impressive complete game, and win, pitched against the Orioles his last time out. He is 1-1 with a 2.95 ERA and has struck out 22 in 21 1/3 innings since being recalled from the Minors. The Royals will counter with Wade Davis (4-7, 5.42 ERA). Davis was antsy for another start after one inning last Saturday against the Twins...
According to a report from TJ Quinn and Mike Fish at ESPN.com, Major League Baseball is making preparations to suspend Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez among 20 other players in wake of the Biogenesis scandal where it is believed that these players received performance-enhancing drugs. Per Quinn and Fish: Commissioner Bud Selig’s office is expected to suspend Braun and Rodriguez,...
There was a time about a half decade ago that Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes were considered to be untouchable in trades. The New York Yankees had plans for them to be their two top frontline starters for years, something the Yankees had never developed in their farm system before. When the Yankees were trying to obtain Johan Santana from the Twins when he was the best pitcher...
Despite the numerous injuries they've faced this season, the New York Yankees are still contenders in the American League East. In order to fill holes opened up by injuries to regular such as Mark Teixeira, Kevin Youkilis, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter, the Yankees have been surveying the trade market. Rather than dip into their pool of prospects, New York could look to...
A serious storm is brewing in Major League Baseball.
Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez and as many as 20 other players are expected to be suspended by MLB commissioner Bud Selig shortly after next week’s All-Star break, sources told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines.”
The reported suspensions will come as a result of the ongoing investigation into the Miami-based Biogenesis clinic, which...
MLB plans to suspend Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez, and as many as 20 other players soon after the All-Star break because of their ties to Biogenesis, ESPN’s Outside the Lines reports. Tony Bosch, who ran the Biogenesis clinic, cut a deal with MLB last month to provide information which helped them build their cases against [...]
The 2013 Home Run Derby field has been finalized, as AL captain Robinson Cano picked his final member – the Oakland A’s’ Yoenis Cespedes. The contest is set to take place at Citi Field – home of the Mets – on July 15 on ESPN. Here are the teams for each league.
Robinson Cano (captain) – NYY – 20 HR
Prince Fielder – DET – 15 HR
Chris Davis – BAL...